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Derrick Gordon Becomes First Openly Gay Player in March Madness

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LGBT athletes continue to become more visible in major sports. 

Out basketball player Derrick Gordon is making history once again. Gordon, who came out publicly two years ago, has become the first openly gay player to qualify for the Men's Division I NCAA Basketball Tournament beginning this week.

Gordon shared his pride with fans on Facebook:


Posted by Derrick Gordon on Saturday, March 12, 2016

Towleroad writes, "Aside from the MLS' Robbie Rodgers, male athletes who've come out in major sports, including Michael Sam and Jason Collins, have not been impact players on a national stage (Sam didn't come out until after his senior season, in which he was named the SEC's defensive player of the year). Gordon isn't a starter, but he's a lockdown defender and a spark plug. And, as the oldest player on Seton Hall's roster at 23, he's a leader."

We're rooting for #TeamGordon.

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